On a new Middle East peace initiative, United Nations envoy Gunnar Jarring yesterday (Saturday) met Egyptian foreign Minister Mohammed Mourad Ghaleb for talks in Cairo.
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Background: On a new Middle East peace initiative, United Nations envoy Gunnar Jarring yesterday (Saturday) met Egyptian foreign Minister Mohammed Mourad Ghaleb for talks in Cairo.
Dr. Jarring travelled form Moscow, where he is Swedish Ambassador, at the same time as Soviet Defence Minister Marshal Andrei Grechko--whose visit is covered in our Production No. 2229/72 EGYPT: PRESIDENT SADAT DISCUSSES MILITARY MATTERS WITH SOVIET DEFENCE MINISTER GRECHKO.
The initial reaction to Dr. Jarring's latest mission in Cairo was not enthusiastic. The authoritative newspapers Al Ahram said that he had no new proposals for peace.
SYNOPSIS: In Cairo, United Nations envoy Gunner Jarring pursues his elusive quest for a lasting peace in the Middle East. On Saturday he met the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Dr. Mohammed Moured Ghaleb, for talks. But the initial reaction in Cairo wasn't very enthusiastic. The authoritative newspaper Al Ahram reported that Dr. Jarring was bringing no new proposals with him. He made the visit at the invitation of Dr. Ghaleb and is expected to return to the United Nations to report to Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.
At the end of the two-hour meeting, Dr. Ghaleb announced that the talks were exploratory only. They could not be regarded as a regarded as a resumption of the full Jarring peace mission. Dr. Jaring's arrival was preceded by a new prediction from Egyptian President Anwar Sadat that war with Israel is at hand.